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Jean de La Fontaine Quotes: Socrates, when informed of some derogating speeches one had used concerning him behind his back, made only this facetious reply,
         

Socrates, when informed of some derogating speeches one had used concerning him behind his back, made only this facetious reply, "Let him beat me too when I am absent.


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